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Connie Mettler's Blog – April 2013 Archive (20)

Call for Artists: Stars & Stripes Art Fair


June 28-30
Sterling Heights, Michigan

Added by Connie Mettler on April 30, 2013 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts - date change

September 7 & 8Lakeview Logo

September 14 & 15

Chicago, Illinois

Intersection of Broadway and Belmont

Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm

175 Artists

New deadline: May 15

Please note: Due to a date change by the Chicago Cubs this show has been moved one week later. The deadline has also changed to accommodate the schedule. 

The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts is Chicago's premier fine art and fine craft festival…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 29, 2013 at 7:22am — No Comments

Call for Artists: 40th Annual Marine Art Fair

September 21 & 22  St.CroixLogo

Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota

Historic rivertown on the St. Croix River


175 Artists and Craftspeople

Deadline: May 1

Award winning, well established show with quality art and craft.

  • Beautiful setting outdoors
  • easy set-up, no pets
  • Fall leaf looking ten minutes north of Stillwater, 40 min. from Minneapolis
  • All profits go to our Public Safety…

Added by Connie Mettler on April 25, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Winner: March Post of the Month - Nels Johnson

Congratulations to Nels Johnson and many thanks for all the good laughs as he spelled out "The Grand Scheme Finally Revealed -- Everybody gets Rich, even Barry Bernstein ... "

Nels and Barry -- great partners all along…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 25, 2013 at 12:19pm — 3 Comments

Call for Artists: An Outdoor Art Competition

2nd Annual Detroit River ArtScape

June 14-23    Detroit ArtScape Logo

Detroit, Michigan

Along the Detroit River Walk

15 Artists

Deadline: May 10

Detroit River ArtScape is starting early this year!  ArtScape will open on June 14th and will run through the Detroit River Days Festival,  June 21st-23rd.  This national competition is…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 24, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

$50,000 in Awards presented at Mainsail Art Festival

St. Petersburg, FL - April 20 & 21 - Mainsail Art Festival

Dean A. Porter, director emeritus of the University of Notre Dame Snite Museum of Art and himself a painter chose the 50 artists who received the $50,000 in awards. The $10,000 Best in Show award went to painter, Richard Currier.

This is my third…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Podcast: Credit Card Processing for "Mobile Merchants" 101

Thursday, April 25, 2 pm ET

Making the sale and making it easy for you and your buyer

Talking about:

  • terminals, wireless & wired
  • iPhones
  • iPads & tablets
  • PayPal
  • PCI compliance & fees
  • merchant support
  • pay-as-you go…

Added by Connie Mettler on April 23, 2013 at 10:00am — 47 Comments

Call for Artists: Bayou City Art Festival - Downtown

October 12 & 13

Houston, Texas

42 years of Fine Art, Fun and Fundraising
300 artists…

Added by Connie Mettler on April 22, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Featured Artist: Archie Smith, Wooden Musical Instruments

From college professor to fine craftsman! Come to an art fair and learn to make music in a new way. Instrument maker Archie Smith's Southern charm will give you an experience you will long remember. Combining fine woodworking skills with his love of music will remind you once again why you love attending art fairs.…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 22, 2013 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Call for Artists: 10th Annual Michigan First Summer in the Village

June 15  Lathrup Village Logo

Lathrup Village, Michigan

Municipal Park, 27400 Southfield Rd.

Hosted by: Lathrup Village Community Foundation

Saturday - 11am-7pm

30+ Artists

Deadline: May 12

Imagine the sweet tastes of BBQ fresh off the grill, washed down with the best of Michigan beers.  Listen to sounds of live finger-snapping music while you stroll through a unique art fair.  Hear the laughter of children as they create their own…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 22, 2013 at 7:01am — No Comments

Security issues: On the lookout at the art fairs

Security is always an issue at the nation's art fairs with smaller events not having to pay much attention to it but the large ones that attract 100,000's of thousands of people beefing up their staff to insure the safety at their shows. When the Super Bowl was in Detroit a few years back I was on the staff and went to a meeting with not only local police but FBI, Homeland Security and border patrol officials speaking to us and briefing us on what to do. It was very sobering.



Added by Connie Mettler on April 19, 2013 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Call for Artists: Atlanta Arts Festival

AtlantaArtspiclogo September 14 & 15

Atlanta, Georgia

Historic Piedmont Park

Saturday 10am-7pm; Sunday 10am-5pm

200 Artists

Deadline: April 29

The Atlanta Arts Festival is a two day, outdoor festival with an emphasis on the visual arts.  Set in historic Piedmont Park, the festival fills the fall time art festival void in the City of Atlanta.

This autumn festival of excellence in the arts is an event dedicated to bringing together outstanding…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 19, 2013 at 7:24am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Milwaukee Domes Art Festival

August 16-18    

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Mitchell Park

Presented by the Friends of the Domes

60-100 Artists

Deadline:  April 30

The Milwaukee Domes Art Festival is a cultural extravaganza August 16th through the 18th in and around the historic Milwaukee landmark, the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Domes. 



Added by Connie Mettler on April 17, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Shaker Heights Art & Music Festival

Shaker Heights Logo June 22 & 23

Shaker Heights, Ohio

Sat. 10am-8pm; Sun. 11am-5pm

150 Artists

Deadline: April 19

The Shaker Heights Arts and Music Festival, now in its 4th year, continues to get bigger and better.  Last year, over 10,500 shoppers attended this vibrant community event.  The festival is presented by Ohio Designer Craftsmen, a non-profit organization serving artists for 50 years, in partnership with the City of Shaker…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 15, 2013 at 7:25am — No Comments

Call for Artists: The Cotton South Arts Festival - new!

September 28 & 29  Cotton South Logo

Madison, Georgia


125 Artists

Deadline: April 28

If you only do one show in the Southeast this year, this should be the one!   

  • Developed through the input from dozens of top Festival Artists   
  • dedicated to  showcasing the best in contemporary fine art and fine craft, while also  enabling the engagement and exposure…

Added by Connie Mettler on April 12, 2013 at 7:44am — No Comments

Frame Destination Ships 12,000th GalleryPouch™ Bag and Celebrates with a $12,000 Giveaway

(sponsored post)…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 11, 2013 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Lakeshore Art Festival

July 5 & 6  LakeshoreLogo

Muskegon, Michigan

Downtown Muskegon



Deadline: April 15

For 51 years, Art in the Park has been held in historic Hackley Park.  This year, the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is taking over the historic event and making it into a true Lakeshore Arts Festival.

A unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food and fun along the shoreline in historic…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 10, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: 19 Art Fairs from Paragon Art Festivals

Those of you familiar with Paragon have  come to know we are committed to the boutique style (i.e., small) show characterized by a balance of mediums and supported by strong media coverage. This provides a greater likelihood of success for the artists. We believe this type of event is the future of our industry.

Below is a list of events…

Added by Connie Mettler on April 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: art-A-Palooza

August 24  art-A-palooza Logo

Green, Ohio

Green Arts Council and the City of Green

Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Rd.


60 Exhibitors

Deadline: May 31

Art-A-palooza is a juried art and fine craft show celebrating its ninth year in 2013.  The City of Green is growing exponentially with the recent merging of Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health Systems facilities, as well as significant Fortune 500 companies.  The City of Green…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 5, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Columbus Riverfront Arts Festival

September 27-29

Columbus, OhioRiverfront Logo

Genoa Park

Fri. 5 pm-9pm; Sat. Noon-9pm; Sun. Noon-5pm

120 artists

Deadline: April 7

Join us for the 2013 Riverfront Arts Festival. This year Genoa Park will play host to more than 100 local and national artists of the highest caliber, featuring a variety of fabrications and designs from fine oil…


Added by Connie Mettler on April 2, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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